BEIA’s MEETINGS event nears sell-out status for 2023 iteration in new host city of Wellington

March 27, 2023

MEETINGS 2023 is heading for a sell-out as exhibitors jump at the chance to be part of New Zealand’s largest business events showcase on 21 and 22 June in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.

BEIA (Business Events Industry Aotearoa) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins, says exhibitors and buyers are excited to be meeting all of New Zealand under one roof at the country’s newest convention centre during its opening month.

“Following last year’s hugely successful event at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, we are thrilled to be debuting New Zealand’s second next-generation venue and meeting in New Zealand’s capital. This is the first time MEETINGS has been hosted in Wellington, and not only are we seeing huge support locally, but also internationally.

“Aotearoa New Zealand is incredibly appealing to business event organisers, with new infrastructure across the country, excellent air connectivity, incredibly diverse regional character, strong cultural values, and innovative sustainability practices,” Ms. Hopkins shares.

“After four years, we can’t wait to welcome back international clients. With support from Tourism New Zealand, we are expecting buyers from key international destinations to visit the show.”

The primary goal of MEETINGS is to drive connections between the industry and buyers with a view to increasing business opportunities for the business events sector. The event is set to appeal to the capital’s large contingent of government and association buyers, who are set to join day buyers from around the country to visit the show without prescheduled appointments.

MEETINGS 2023 partners include Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand, Wellington NZ, Tākina – Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, EventsAir, Peek Exhibition, and Exhibition Hire, Celebrity Speakers, and Johnston’s.


About BEIA:

BEIA is the official membership-based association of New Zealand’s business events sector. It has more than 460 members across a broad range of industries.

BEIA works to actively promote the sector for its members and New Zealand. It provides advocacy with central government and offers assistance, information, professional development, and business connections to its members.

Find out more about MEETINGS 2023 and BEIA here:

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